But one thing that I wanted to share with you, which had very little to do with crafting, but was exceptionally lovely was that my gorgeous husband surprised me with a weekend away in Exeter for my birthday, whilst my Mum & her other half looked after the kids!
We stayed in a lovely part of the city, in the Mecure Southgate near the Cathedral:
We travelled by train, which was a treat, as usually we drive everywhere and spent the most wonderful 3 days traipsing round the city centre, eating, drinking and soaking up the sun. It was bliss!
|Beautiful part of the Castle Gardens|
|I had to take a pic of this cute little door in a bigger door|
|Lovely old buildings in the Cathedral Quarter|
The highlights for me were that the hotel had a swimming pool and Jacuzzi (which I used every day!) and the meal that Brian had booked for us at Michael Caines Abode restaurant:
|Photos courtesty of the Michael Caines Abode Website|
Not only was the food, atmosphere and service impeccable, but when they found out it was my birthday, this appeared at our table in the bar (after dinner):
All in all a lovely break away and a very big thank you to my Mum & her other half for looking after the kids!!
One thing I've not mentioned here, but which I will fill you in on soon, was our trips to the two craft shops in the city centre - hopefully some exciting news about them in the not too distant future!